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Peter Scanavino Biography

Updated On 09 Sep, 2019 Published On 09 Sep, 2019
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Facts of Peter Scanavino

Date of Birth :
Age : 44 years old
Family Name : Scanavino
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 6 Feet

Relationship short Statistics of Peter Scanavino

What is Peter Scanavino marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Peter Scanavino have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Peter Scanavino having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Peter Scanavino Gay ? No

Peter Scanavino is an American actor who is able to make a name for himself after much struggle. He started his journey from minor roles but is now a leading actor in one of the most successful television shows.

Peter Scanavino Personal Life

The American actor Peter Scanavino is gaining the new height of success through his character of Dominick Carisi Jr. in the series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." But is his personal life is as successful as his professional life?

The Blue-Eyed Handsome Hunk is Off the Marriage Market

The "Mutual Friends" actor is happily married to Ivy-League graduates artist Lisha Bai. She is an incredibly talented painter whose arts are part of many exhibitions across the country. The painter is also an art instructor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Peter, with his wife watching the game. SOURCE: Peter Scanavino Twitter

Peter and his wife further walked down the aisle on July 2, 2011, in an intimate ceremony. Since the actor is a private person, so he has kept the wedding details away from the spotlight.

The actor furthermore rarely talks about his wife in public or share pictures online. However, they occasionally appear together at the events together. 

The actor is a Daddy

Scanavino and his wife moreover are proud parents of two sons. Their second child, Leo Scanavino, was born in January 2016. The star who is otherwise really private shared a picture of his newborn in his Twitter account with a caption "Welcome to the world, Leo."

Peter Scanavino, second child. SOURCE: Peter Scanavino Twitter

Peter and his spouse, is yet to reveal the name and face of their oldest son. The starlet, however, regularly shares the drawings made by his children on his social media accounts. It looks like the children are following the footsteps of their mother, who is a renowned artist.

Pursued his Other Passion for a while

The versatile actor loves cooking and even pursued it seriously. He gained a certificate in Culinary Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York.

The novice chef then began working in the restaurant Blue Hill, which is owned by Chef Dan Barber. During this time, he kept his acting carer on hold and entirely focused on his improving his cooking skills. However, his passion died down after some time, and he returned to acting.

The actor is active on Social Media

The notoriously private actor is active in both Twitter and Instagram. He frequently updates on his Twitter account, which has 63.3 thousand followers. His tweets are mostly work-related, but sometimes he shares personal pictures as well.

The 6-foot actor has over 113 thousand followers on his Instagram account. However, he does not use that site much, and until now, it has only 14 posts.

Peter Scanavino Net-Worth

The 39-year-old actor is working in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years. From his profession, he collected a note-worthy net-worth.

Peter Scanavino during the filming of his show. SOURCE: Peter Scanavino Instagram

Overall Net-Worth and Earning as an Actor

Peter Scananvino's total net-worth is 500 thousand- $700 thousand. He is part of many well-known movies and television shows and earns a decent salary.

On average, an experienced actor in television earns $18,000- $25,000 per episode depending on the popularity of the show and budget of the production. Since Peter is a well-Know show, his salary is undoubtedly on the higher side of the pay scale.


The now versatile actor never harbored a dream of becoming an actor in his childhood, so he never participated in any theatres or plays in his school. He joined acting just like a challenge and moved to New York. After moving to Big Apple, he joined a theatre class and learned the basics of acting.

After gaining some training, Peter started working in theatres. He worked a few years in broadways before transitioning into movies and television. At the beginning of his career, he worked in minor roles in films and television shows.

The star got the big break in 2014 when he appeared as a recurring cast in sixteenth season of series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Though the show featured established actors such as Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, and Richard Belzer, he was able to make a name for himself.

Check a video below where Peter and his "Law and Order" co-star Kelli Giddish is talking about their show.

Peter's character Dominick Carisi Jr. quickly became a fan-favorite, and he was upgraded to main lead. Fans were especially impressed with Peters ability to make a natural New York Accent in the show, though he is from Colorado. 

Body Measurements: Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino at an event.
  • Age: 39 as of 2019
  • Height: 6 feet (1.83m)
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Blue

Quick Facts: Peter Scanavino

  • Peter Scanavino was born and raised in Colorado, United States of America. His hometown is Evergreen, Colorado.
  • His brother David Scanavino is a New York-based artist.
  • His performance as a Detective Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi, Jr. in Law and Order: SVU was praised by real police officers as well.
  • Peter has a step-sister, Veliz.
  • He joined Boston University but dropped out in his freshman year.
  • His mentor in the entertainment industry is actress/playwright Kathryn Grody, the wife of Mandy Patinkin.
  • His role model is actor Liev Schreiber.

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Peter Scanavino Married

First Marriage with Lisha Bai

Lisha Bai is a New York-based artist. She and actor Peter Scanavino is married for over eight years.

Peter Scanavino Children

SON : Unknown

Mother: Lisha Bai

He is the child of actor Peter Scanavino and artist Lisha Bai. He has a sibling.

SON : Leo Scanavino

Mother: Lisha Bai

He is the child of actor Peter Scanavino and artist Lisha Bai. He has a sibling.

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